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Higher Ed Cronyism in Serbia: A Case Study

Corporate WelfareGlobal Economy

08/15/2014Mises Daily Articles
One of the most common ways in which cronyism manifests itself in Serbia is when professional degrees and employment positions are awarded based on political party membership , and not on the basis of professional expertise.
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Hollywood and the State: A Longtime Partnership

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureInterventionism

08/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
Not content with just the movie industry, the US government has also turned to the video game industry in more recent decades.
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How Government Uses “Efficiency” as an Excuse to Steal

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/24/2014Mises Daily Articles
The word efficiency as used by government has been demoted from a useful analytical term to little more than another warning to watch your wallet.
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How to Start Reforming the Federal Reserve Right Now

The FedLegal System

07/23/2014Mises Daily Articles
Republicans are certainly not in a position to legislate radical monetary reform. But that is no excuse for a careless decision by the would-be reformers to veer into a cul-de-sac under the misleading directions of Professor Taylor.
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How the Drug War Drives Child Migrants to the US Border

Legal SystemWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

07/14/2014Mises Daily Articles
An increasing percentage of migrants to the US-Mexican border are from Central American countries. It is not merely a coincidence that these same areas have been devastated by the American war on drugs, which has destroyed economies and increased crime in much of the region.
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How To Have Law Without Legislation

Free MarketsLegal System

07/05/2014Mises Daily Articles
Murray Rothbard explores Bruno Leoni’s call for a return to the ancient traditions and principles of "judge-made law" as a method of limiting the state and ensuring liberty.
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How Government Forces the Poor Into Black Markets

Big GovernmentInterventionism

07/01/2014Mises Daily Articles
Industrious low-income people often must turn to doing business in the black market to avoid the burdensome costs of government regulations. The creation of a cashless society would ensure that even these opportunities to make a living will be abolished forever.
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How Smugglers Made America

U.S. HistoryEntrepreneurship

06/12/2014Mises Daily Articles
Smuggling in America has been around since colonial days and will continue into the foreseeable future. It has played a very prominent role, rather than a subsidiary one, through our history. Indeed it has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history.
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Higgs, Hoppe, and the Cycle of the State

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and Methodology

06/07/2014Mises Daily Articles
The vastly greater productivity of a relatively-free populace makes for greater per capita tax revenue.
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How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down

Money and BanksInterventionism

05/31/2014Mises Daily Articles
Inflation puts a brake on social mobility: the rich stay rich (longer) and the poor stay poor (longer) than they would in a free society.
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